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  1. silverorb

    silverorb Thread Starter

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    One of my employees recently gave me her laptop to try and format due to an error she received upon a boot up attempt. The error reads;

    *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0x8186F2B0, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
    INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Im trying to reformat it for her but I am unable to install ANY version of windows~

    This is all I have for specs on the Dell, as well as what I have tried:;
    Dell Latitude C600
    Windows 2000pro

    I have have tried checking CMOS, using f8 to enter windows advanced option (i.e safe mode, last known good configuration, etc)
    Also tried a WIN 98 cd, WIN xp cd but I was unable to get the rom to recognize the CD--


    Any help would be GREAT and very much needed!

    Thanx
     
  2. Drew7997

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    Have you mande sure that in CMOS the CD drive is the 1st thing listed in the Bootup menu? Do that then try booting from the cd again.
     
  3. silverorb

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    Yeah tried I that--I even removed everything but the cd-rom boot with no success
     
  4. Drew7997

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    Is the cd bootable? Is it an upgrade?
    Does the laptop have an A: drive?
    Do you have a win98 boot diskette? At least you could format it using that.
    How about PQMAGIC? it doesn't care what the disk is. (ntfs, fat, fat32)
     
  5. silverorb

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    Yes the CD is bootable-
    and no unfortunately no A drive only cd--
    Im going madd
    Thanx though
     
  6. Drew7997

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    you could create a batch file to run a format program on the c: from a USB drive. or even use a formatting program on a USB Drive. have the comp, boot to the USB drive.
     
  7. silverorb

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    Thanxs...but a little unfamiliar with this....could you explain a bit more please---

    Thank you
     
  8. Drew7997

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    first- do you have a usb thumb drive? or a USB external HD?
     
  9. silverorb

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    yes I do...(sorry for the delay in reply)
     
  10. Drew7997

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    yeah me as well, Which you have? You can put the boot info from a win98 machine and boot to it, then format the HD.
     
  11. silverorb

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    I have a thumb drive--I have no other systems on win98 though fyi--so I guess I need to know what file/prog to put on the thumb drive to boot on this craptop
     
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  13. Drew7997

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    hey sorry about the delay, bad incident in the family. ANYWAY, try searching for PC-dos
    it could do it.
     
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